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A PODCAST FOR ARCADE LOVERS. From the owners of 100+ arcade and pinball cabinets, and the proprietors of a real-life arcade comes PODOUKEN, a brand new podcast that takes a deep dive into the world of video arcade games, and explores the history, story, strategy, art, music, restoration, preservation and fun of arcade games.

Podouken Laser Time

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    • 4.8 • 38 Ratings

A PODCAST FOR ARCADE LOVERS. From the owners of 100+ arcade and pinball cabinets, and the proprietors of a real-life arcade comes PODOUKEN, a brand new podcast that takes a deep dive into the world of video arcade games, and explores the history, story, strategy, art, music, restoration, preservation and fun of arcade games.

    Tapper – Episode 072

    Tapper – Episode 072

    DOWNLOAD Pull a stool up to the bar and prepare to be overpoured as we talk about Bally Midway’s ode to the service industry, Tapper.   Who was actually behind this strategic bartending simulator? How did a marketing opportunity lead... Read more

    Dig Dug – Episode 071

    Dig Dug – Episode 071

    DOWNLOAD Welcome to the beginning of the Blue Collar miniseries that explores the ordinary and dependable workers who somehow become the hero of their own arcade game. So it’s time to pop some Pookas, fry some Fygars, and eat some... Read more

    Killer Instinct – Episode 070

    Killer Instinct – Episode 070

    DOWNLOAD We’re out of continues on the Nintendo Life miniseries so let’s end with a C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER! What happens when some of the top 90s arcade companies come together to make a game through brute force? We get the Killer... Read more

    R-Type – Episode 069

    R-Type – Episode 069

    DOWNLOAD In this very nice episode we discuss the classic Irem shooter that became known as the last dedicated Nintendo arcade released in the States all thanks to Kung Fu – the tubular R-Type. How did a dung beetle become... Read more

    Playchoice -10 / Nintendo Super System – Episode 068

    Playchoice -10 / Nintendo Super System – Episode 068

    DOWNLOAD Unlike the PlayChoice-10 we won’t charge you a quarter for every 300 seconds that you listen (which would be about $11.00 for this episode) but we sure will talk about it and the SNES counterpart – the Nintendo Super... Read more

    Nintendo Vs. System – Episode 067

    Nintendo Vs. System – Episode 067

    DOWNLOAD It’s our unrequited love letter to one of the best arcade cabinets ever made in an episode that doesn’t focus just on a game or a series, but an entire system – the Nintendo Vs. System. How did Nintendo... Read more

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

ParBran2022 ,

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Braijin the Gaijin ,

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I’m excited whenever this comes out every fortnight. I don’t know anything about how the actual arcade machines work, but the hosts make it all sound very interesting and fun. Every game is well researched and you’ll probably walk away with a few new tidbits of info on your head.

mbarnett000 ,

Great podcast

I’ve really enjoyed listening about arcade history. Getting to relive my youth! Keep up the great work.

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